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Substance Abuse Prevention

Healthy Community Coalition leads the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition whose mission is to strategically reduce and prevent substance abuse in youth and adults in Greater Franklin County, Maine, by fostering collaboration among communities and other partners, and by addressing the environmental factors in a community that contribute to substance abuse. Coalition members meet regularly to assess the needs of the community and work together towards preventing substance abuse.

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For more information, please contact Lorri Brown.

Do you have an anonymous tip about drug-related crimes in Franklin County? You can let Franklin County Sheriff's Department know by following the directions below or visiting the Sheriff's Tip line on their website at http://franklincounty-me.org/ This is for non emergency tips only. FOR EMERGENCIES DIAL 911.

To submit a confidential tip at https://new.tipsubmit.com/en/.

To submit a tip via cell phone text: Text “FRANKTIP plus your tip” to 274637 (CRIMES) 

Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Msg & Data Rates May Apply.
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